Bug 112409 - Boot fails on new install when swap file is being enabled.
Summary: Boot fails on new install when swap file is being enabled.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-12-19 04:19 UTC by Jay Hermann
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-29 01:39:56 UTC
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Description Jay Hermann 2003-12-19 04:19:09 UTC
Description of problem: install stops after "Enable swap file" appears
during boot sequence.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: All reboots

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn PC off
2. Turn PC on
3. Watch display
Actual results: System stops activity

Expected results: Boot sequence should finish and grapical interface
should appear.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-12-19 05:13:10 UTC
Do you have firewire?

Comment 2 Antonio 2003-12-20 03:52:57 UTC
I saw this in other 2 computers. It happen when the system was closed
unexpectly (i.e: a power shortage).
Both computer was just installed and no updates from Fedora website at
all. The kernel was kernel-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl

I don't tested it with the new kernel: kernel-2.4.22-1.2129.nptl

The quick solution we found was reinstall the computer because nothing
was on there, but I expect never have this error on a computer with
some data.

Comment 3 Terry Davis 2004-01-09 19:58:46 UTC
I am seeing this on a:
Dell Poweredge 1750
Dual P4

I am using kernel-smp-2.4.22-1.2040.nptl.  The behavior is 
intermittent in that it works sometimes and doesnt other times.  It 
seems that the single proc kernel works fine.

Comment 4 Rik 2004-01-19 05:24:51 UTC
I had this problem with the single user-core when the system had to 
be restarted when it run into a freeze due to driver-problem for my 
Ati graphical adapter. Re-installing led to a repeating sequence of 


After I installed the correct drivers I restarted the system in 
runlevel 2 to avoid starting X and let the system finish the swap-
file attachments etc. Then the problem disappeared.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-29 01:39:56 UTC
Closing bugs on older, no longer supported, releases. Apologies for any lack of
response. Please reopen if this persists on current releases such as Fedora Core 3.

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